The curfew will be lifted on the nights of December 23, 24 and 25 to facilitate celebration of end of year festivities, security ministry announced in a statement on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the curfew will resume on Dec. 26, from 1:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Burkina Faso, which survived a coup led by confidants of deposed President Blaise Compaore, banned the use of firecrackers and similar explosives during the end of year festivities.
Despite the ban, some youths in several Ouagadougou suburbs have started using firecrackers. Authorities have deplored such acts of civil disobedience and threatened to take action against those violating the regulations.
The authorities said the measures are aimed at guaranteeing “calm and tranquility” during the festive season. Enditem